As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, super zooms, boutiques and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX730 HS and the PowerShot SX70 HS)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (july 2018 vs february 2016), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 50 fps) and has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 360 shots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $359.00
  • Popularity: 348 vs 394

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$314 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $314.00 vs $359.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$341 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $359.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
3 years older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 265 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $398.00 vs $359.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs may 2014), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years older
$368 - $382

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $368.00 vs $359.00

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$494 - $599

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year older
$369 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $369.00 vs $359.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
5 years older
$548

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years older
$648 - $782

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years older
$798 - $811

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.8 fps), has a screen which flips out and is newer (july 2018 vs january 2016).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (40x vs 125x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Announced: September 2018 vs July 2018
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
2 years older
$320 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Thicker: 3.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 299 g

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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similar age
$969 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 40x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 7.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 1,415 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
5 years older
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the SX510 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 349 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
3 years older
$338 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the SX60 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 299 g

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
3 years older
$229 - $254

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 922k dots
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 1.6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the SX530 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 299 g

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3.1x), is slightly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a screen which flips out and is newer (july 2018 vs september 2014).

However, on average it has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.7), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Ricoh GR III

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similar age

Significant advantages of the GR III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the GR III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the GR III and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 257 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Canon EOS R

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similar age
$2,199 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 922k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 36x24mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 660 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the EOS R and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 439 vs 394

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
3 years older
$539 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.3
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.7 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen
  • Longer battery life: 340 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 40x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 10 fps

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 118k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is much larger (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs super compact (93×56×20 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.8"), is significantly heavier (299 g vs 140 g) and is slightly more expensive ($359.00 vs $197.88).

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
7 years older
$198

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"
  • Much lighter: 140 g vs 299 g

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 40x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 922k dots

common strengths of the 100 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S410

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14 years older

Significant advantages of the S410 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.6"
  • Lighter: 215 g vs 299 g

Significant disadvantages of the S410 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S410 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash